Felt? I can't really say I felt anything about it.
On one hand/noodly appendage, it would mean that my grade school teacher was wrong about yet another thing.
On another - Meh! It wasn't on quite the right plane anyhow, so ... one less problem. Although Uranus has been orbiting on its side, (or is it retrograde?) for years an nobody is talking about kicking it out.
On another it would undo 67 years of scientific progress. Wait, we still acknowledge it's existence? Dwarf planet??? Just because it is smaller than our moon!?! ... ok, wait, let me get back to you on this one.
(The great thing about FSM is that He has more than two appendages and can see more than just two sides of the argument.
On another appendage, this is a HUGE inconvenience for several fine websites (like http://www.nineplanets.org/
) and numerous toy manufactures that made sets with 9 planets. Of course those things were never to scale so maybe they deserve it.
On another appendage, â€¦ â€œOf course this change in terminology does not affect what's actually out there. In the end, it's not very important how we classify the various objects in our solar system. What is important is to learn about their physical nature and their histories.â€ - from above mentioned http://www.nineplanets.org/
On another appendage dictionaries record common usage, they do dictate the definition of the words. So if we all just keep calling Pluto a planet, the dictionary will have to call it that (indeed I am certain that most printed dictionaries still do) then we have more than adequate â€œproofâ€ that Pluto is a planet, no matter what that snooty IAU says.
â€œYeah, yeah. Pluto is a â€œdwarfâ€ planet, or as we called it back in MY day, planet for short.â€ (he he, I am imagining there pretentious eyes bugging out when I say that to them.)
On another appendage (No, we never run out. Itâ€™s a miracle.) it seems to mean a lot to Pirate Terramort. (He definitely cares about this more than I do, even though I have the longer post.)
So in conclusion, I recommend we support out fellow Pastafarian and continue to refer to Pluto as a planet. Especially in front of anyone that works for a dictionary.
That and we have another area to watch peopleâ€™s eyes bug out about because they canâ€™t argue with our logic even though they really really want to. He he.
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